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5 Opioid Epidemic Trends to Watch


July 22, 2019 The past few years have seen significant changes in the opioid epidemic. Here are five emerging trends to keep an eye on. Opioid prescribing rates are declining. In 2017, the opioid prescribing rate hit a 10-year low. Doctors wrote 58.7 prescriptions per 100 persons, a total of more than 191 million total opioid prescriptions. The percentage of patients prescribed opioids was lower in more densely populated counties than among less populated rural…
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